A Cautionary Tale

Paul gave people such big shocks,
It made them jump out of their socks.

He hides behind trees and bushes,
And was even found among some rushes.

One day as Paul was in a box,
Along came a sly looking fox.

But Paul jumped out to see,
Not one fox, but twenty-three.

The sly old fox has sniffed the air,
Then ran back to his lair.

And fetched his family.
All twenty-three,

And as Paul jumped out,
The foxes gave a shout,

And set upon him in a wave,
So the spot is marked by a grave!

So don’t give people shocks,
Or you may meet with this fox.

Teacher’s Comments

Quite a good attempt

(c) M. Robert Gibson
First written October 1974
School exercise.
Don’t forget, it was written by a schoolboy.
It is published here for purely selfish vanity reasons.